The Patriots were able to survive the loss of tight end Rob Gronkowski, at least in the short term.
Now, they’re faced with further dwindling of resources on offense.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola suffered a high-ankle sprain in yesterday’s win over the Rams. The hope is that he’ll be able to return for the playoffs.
He was hurt while returning a punt yesterday, and was on crutches and in a boot after the game.
At 10-2 the Patriots have all but wrapped up the AFC East, but they’re locked in a battle with the Raiders for the top seed and home-field advantage. They play the Ravens at home next Monday, before finishing the season at the Broncos, at home against the Jets and at the Dolphins.
And being without Amendola isn’t the biggest blow to their offense, but the steady chipping away of parts is going to complicate things for Tom Brady.